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Where did the German Flaum family come from? What is the German Flaum family crest and coat of arms? When did the Flaum family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Flaum family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Pflaum, Pflaumer, Pflaumbaum, Pfraumbaum, Prumbaum, Prumenbaum, Plum, Plume, Plumer, Plumbohm, Flaumenboim, Flaum, Flom, Plumbe, Plumb, Plumptre, Plumtre and many more.

First found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. It was associated with the growing of plums. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flaum research. Another 156 words(11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Flaum History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Flaum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Flaum Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Elizabeth C Flaum, aged 22, landed in New York, NY in 1847

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The Flaum Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flaum Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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